Buildings and developers across the country are integrating Missing Middle Housing product types such as cottage courts, fourplexes, and townhouses into their projects to respond the perfect storm of rising costs, shifting household demographics, more sophisticated renters, and the demand and need for non-single family housing choices.
The panel will explore and discuss how thoughtful site planning and architectural design can deliver attainable housing and differentiate your project from others in the market, how a Missing Middle multifamily development model can be taken to scale with integration into large master planned communities, the role of condominiums in the delivery of for sale Missing Middle housing types, the challenges associates with this approach, and how the market is responding, and what small and medium-sized lot infill opportunities exist and what policy and zoning changes cities or states need to make to make these opportunities feasible.
ULI’s publication, Attainable Housing, identified Missing Middle Housing as one of three successful approaches for builders to use achieve attainably-priced homes. In this session, Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, an architect, strategic advisor, and author of “Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis,” will bring his thought leadership on this topic to lead a discussion with developers about the benefits and challenges of developing Missing Middle Housing, using case studies from both for rent and for sale projects from across the country as reference points. This session will also touch on zoning and land use changes cities from across the country are making to enable these housing types.